lifer - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] informal 

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  1. 1
    someone who has been sent to prison for the rest of their life
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    someone who has worked for the same company throughout their career

    Royal Dutch Shell surprised the oil industry by choosing Ben van Beurden ... The 55-year-old Shell “lifer” was not on the shortlist of executives.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/01/2016